Sometimes timing truly is everything. Cadbury’s Trident brand should benefit from timing with its new “A Little Piece of Happy” campaign. Although the campaign has been in development for 3 years (according to an article on BrandWeek), it will finally launch this month. The concept is to show consumers how Trident provides moments of happiness in life — perfect timing given the economic downturn.
The “A Little Piece of Happy” campaign includes a Web site and short 15-second commercials that are intended to give consumers a moment to smile rather than being completely obtrusive. The Web site doesn’t launch until June 16, 2009. I’m hoping the campaign includes a social media component through this Web site. The campaign certainly lends itself well to social media and the sharing of “happy” moments. A consumer video contest would be a great addition to the campaign (e.g., “share your happy moment with Trident and win…”). We’ll have to wait and see if anything like that is yet to come.
I expect the campaign should work well given its launch timing. Let’s face it, Trident has become a fairly boring brand over the years, but a nostalgic, personal moment ad might help revive the brand’s relevance. I’m certainly a supporter of the 15-second commercial concept.
Certainly, a marketing campaign that targets consumer emotion, security, and thoughts of a better time should be welcomed by consumers right now. That’s exactly what consumers are looking for amidst the economic crisis they’re living in. What do you think? Are you ready for ‘A Little Piece of Happy’?
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